Academy Awards 2011

Academy Awards

Cameron Diaz at Vanity Fair
Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Inside the Vanity Fair party

Vanity Fair's Oscar party is as rattling and fleeting as a dream deep into one's REM cycle. Think "Inception," but more bewildering. It's a madhouse, a funhouse of mirrors and topiary, a wax museum come to life, a half-dozen tax brackets and Zip codes away from a really good frat party, where the drinking game is How Many Flutes of Moet Does It Take To Work up the Nerve to Pet Donald Trump's Hair?
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Photos: Red carpet

Attendees made waves in glittering sheers, bold reds and asymmetrical details.

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Photos: Best in show

See which Oscars nominees scored major style points and which missed the mark.

Post-Oscars Q&As

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